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Police use tear gas in Paris amid an array of protests

Sep. 21, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris police used tear gas Saturday to disperse anti-government demonstrators who are trying to revive the yellow vest movement in protest at perceived economic injustice and French President Emmanuel Macron's government. The French capital was placed under high security as a few hundred...

Hong Kong protesters burn flag, police fire pepper spray

Sep. 21, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong burned a Chinese flag and police fired pepper spray Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Police accused some protesters of throwing gasoline bombs after a march by several thousand people in Tuen Mun, an outlying district in the Chinese...

At least 57 arrested in Kazakh anti-government protests

Sep. 21, 2019 7:00 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Kazakhstan have detained 57 protesters taking part in unsanctioned rallies organized by an opposition movement banned by the government. Videos posted on social media suggested the turnout was small — perhaps a few hundred demonstrators — and police vastly...

Rare protests in Egypt call for el-Sissi to step down

Sep. 21, 2019 6:31 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Rare anti-government protests broke out in Egypt Friday calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down. The former army general has overseen an unprecedented political crackdown, silencing critics and jailing thousands. El-Sissi came to power with the military's ouster of an elected...

The Latest: Hong Kong police, protesters clash

Sep. 21, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 6 p.m. Protesters have burned a Chinese flag and police fired pepper spray during a march in an outlying district of Hong Kong in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Police accused protesters of spraying water at officers...

'I want a future': Global youth protests urge climate action

Sep. 20, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Young people afraid for their futures protested around the globe Friday to implore leaders to tackle climate change, turning out by the hundreds of thousands to insist that the warming world can't wait any longer. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape...

Judge: Trump must give deposition in protesters' lawsuit

Sep. 20, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge Friday ordered President Donald Trump to give a videotaped deposition in a lawsuit filed by protesters who claim they were roughed up outside Trump Tower in 2015. State Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez of the Bronx denied Trump's effort to quash the subpoena, ordering him...

'Climate strike' crosses continents: A look at the protests

Sep. 20, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of mostly young people marched, rallied and demonstrated around the world Friday, demanding action to combat climate change. A look at some of the "Global Climate Strike" protests: AFRICA — KENYA: Some young protesters in Nairobi wore hats and outfits fashioned...

The Latest: Young Mexicans urge leaders to act on climate

Sep. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hundreds of mainly young demonstrators are marching through downtown Mexico City, chanting "political change, not climate change!" That was an apparent reference to President...

Thousands of youths turn out for Boston climate strike

Sep. 20, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of young climate change activists have marched and rallied in Boston as part of a global, youth-led day of environmental action. The high school age students who organized the event walked out of classes Friday. They were bolstered by supporters coming from earlier rallies on the...